Sunday, February 21, 2010


Just read this from A Photo Editor. Bascially the article is about two new laws being considered by the British government. The first concerns 'Orphan Works'. These are images that have an unknown creator. The new law would allow these to be used commercially if the author cannot be found after a "suitably diligent search" without defining what a suitably diligent search is. So if you have any images online that don't have your name or copyright plastered over them, then they could be used without your knowledge or consent.
The second law is a lot more straight forward. It basically proposes to ban pro photographers from photographing anyone in public who might object to being photographed. They don't have to object, they just have to be someone who might object.
And people wonder why I've been out of the country for over a year now...

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